Amateur and professional photographers alike know that the “perfect picture” comes only when you’re in the right place at the right time. A couple’s kiss. A fakie 360 flip. The perfect sunset. A child’s first steps. If you’re a half-second behind, you could miss the moment entirely. Which is why Nikon has turned to our good friend carbon fiber in order to make their brand new, nearly professional D-SLR, the D750, as light and as action ready as any camera they’ve ever constructed.
“The Nikon D750 is the camera many have been waiting for; never before has this level of functionality and vast feature set been offered in a full frame D-SLR, at such an attractive price,”
says Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning at Nikon Inc.
That feature set includes, but is not limited to, built-in Wi-Fi, HD video, a tilting LCD screen, as well as a thousand words worth of other, more notable attributes that’ll make your head spin unless you know a thing or two about “3D Color Matrix Metering,” “FX-format sensors” and/or “extensive auto bracketing.”
We’d like to believe that a bulk of these features wouldn’t be available if it weren’t for the extreme versatility of carbon fiber — though we’re sure that it made them easier to incorporate — but, as it’s only found on the front body and front cover of the D750 — the rear and top covers are constructed from magnesium alloy — it can really only take half the credit. (Though, to be fair, the front does house the imaging unit, which is arguably the most critical component of the camera.)
Regardless, Nikon wouldn’t be advertising their new memory saver as having “outstanding” and “superior agility,” “nimble design” and “superior strength and rigidity,” without the use of a certain high-calibre composite. Nor would they be boasting about its lightweight frame, it’s slim design or its firm and steady grip-ability; which, as they state, “expands shooting possibilities for users.”
All in all, we’re excited to see that carbon fiber, and its extensive qualities, are finding ways of infiltrating into high-performance products. And even though we’re sure that there’s room to expand, into other parts of the camera, for now it’s enough to be fans of the face of Nikon’s new D-SLR, the D750.
For more about pixels, fps, ISO and all the other head-spinning specifications about the D750, including the price — which is currently hovering just under $2,300 — you can visit the product’s official webpage here.